Been chasing this decision for a while, and stumbled on a deal on Amazon last nite @ exactly my target budget $$'s of $199.99 with 1 left in stock, comes with a factory tabletop tripod, carrying case & free shipping, ordered it for delivery next week, along with the Park 1 torque wrench.
Then spent the difference in price from the Konus 20-60x80mm x's the 20-60x100mm and picked up a CameraLand Deal of the Day this morning on a Minox BF 10x42 BR rubber armored waterproof binocular, to replace the bigarsed heavy Bausch & Lomb 10x50's that my youngest keeps stealing everytime he walks in the house.
So the Toybox Makeover bucket list is down to just a few items left to shop for....just waiting for some more MailBox money to show up.
Remember Aesops Fables outcome of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river when they get to other side
a LOT of Money doan't buy you ANY Class..old South Oak Cliff mantra
Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it...Santayana